DROPPING Boy From The Bool back in distance from 1200 metres to 1100m is a concern for south-west trainer Merv McKenzie as he tries to win a maiden plate with the three-year-old at Warrnambool on Tuesday.
Boy From The Bool ran third at his racecourse debut in a maiden plate over 1200 metres on January 21.
"Ideally I think a 1200m race would have suited Boy From The Bool better at this time of his preparation," he said.
"I was very happy with his debut run over 1200 metres at Warrnambool.
"I really don't think running in an 1100m race is going to suit but it's on your home track and you don't have to travel too far to the races.
"I probably should have run Bool From The Bool in the 1200 metre maiden at Warrnambool last week but on the other hand I think Boy From The Bool has improved from his debut run."
McKenzie said he had a healthy respect for the Lindsey Smith-trained Rotator in the $35,000 maiden plate.
"Rotator has very strong two-year-old form in Sydney," he said.
"She's having her first start for Lindsey but the talk is that she's going well. She'll be the one to beat."
The running rail is out nine metres for the entire circuit and the track is rated a good four.
The first race is at 1.30pm while the last of eight races is scheduled for 5pm.
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